We were consulted by McVitie’s regarding an upgrade to the existing air conditioning system in the chocolate biscuit production area. This system relied on the use of conventional air mixing and distribution systems using air socks.
A central part of the brief was to design and deliver a more energy efficient system with the clear objective of providing economic payback.
We designed and installed a displacement air handling solution using the technology and expertise we have developed in recent years.
Displacement air handling works by introducing air into occupied working zones at low velocity to reduce entrainment with internal air. Natural buoyance forces ensure that the fresh cool air pools at low level. As this air comes into contact with heat sources – people and machinery – it forms a thermal plume that takes the warm internal air upwards where it can be extracted.
The turnkey package was delivered in a live factory environment with no downtime.
“This project was my first experience of working with Penmann and I found them to be extremely knowledgeable and flexible, particularly at design stage. The project delivery was very good with great attention to detail paid to the design, overseen by an exceptional project management team. The build quality was excellent. We would certainly use Penmann again on future projects”.James Clayton, Engineering Services Manager, Hotel Chocolat
We found Penmann to have an excellent understanding not only of air conditioning and refrigeration but also of the production process and the logistics that surround it. All timescales were achieved and the systems are working well. I would have no hesitation in recommending Penmann to others.David Underdown, Sales Director, Rachels Dairy
All installation work was performed on time and to a high standard. The installation team, ensured that they worked safely and that the safety of others around the working area was considered at all times.Michael Clifford, Engineering Manager, Britvic Soft Drinks
Arla was pleased to engage the services of a locally based company on such a prestigious project. Penmann were able to work seamlessly with us to deliver a high quality product.Tim Hutchinson, Project Manager, Arla Foods Stourton
We are very happy with the cooling tunnels designed and supplied by Penmann. All projects have been undertaken in an extremely efficient manner and have been delivered on time and on budget, and we have been particularly pleased with the performance of the tunnels.Stephen Graves Factory Engineering Manager, Müller Dairy
We have worked with Penmann on projects across all our UK sites. Their attention to detail is evident throughout each project.
The phrase ‘Turnkey Solution’ is used extensively in projects, but never has it been better suited than for describing a project by Penmann.Tom Mitson, Lantmännen Unibake
The service you provide through Penmann is always thorough, thoughtful and designed for a duty and service level that reflects the demanding 24/7/364 days operation we run here, and we therefore always call you first when manufacturing problems need specialised and bespoke HVAC solutions.Robin Wright, Projects Manager, Bakkavor Desserts Newark